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24 Essential Recipes for Your St. Patrick's Day Celebration

When it comes to holiday celebrations, St. Patrick's Day holds an array of delicious possibilities. It might not be traditionally Irish, but we're …


'They'll squash you like a bug': how Silicon Valley keeps a lid on leakers

Working for a tech company may sound like all fun and ping-pong, but behind the facade is a ruthless code of secrecy – and retribution for those who break it<p>One day last year, John Evans (not his real name) received a message from his manager at Facebook telling him he was in line for a promotion. …

Silicon Valley

Why You Shouldn't Eat a Slug (In Case You Need Reasons)

Hint: A brain-infesting worm carried by gastropods is spreading around the world.<p>Sam Ballard was 19 years old when friends at a party dared him to swallow a slug. Within days, the Australian teen developed a rare form of meningitis and fell into a coma that lasted more than a year. Even after …



Brutally beaten by rogue cops, the jailed rapper has become a cause and, in an exclusive interview from prison, he speaks out and looks ahead<p>Meek …


Why the nerve agent that poisoned the ex-Russian spy is so mysterious

The group of chemical weapons collectively known as Novichok originated in a secret Cold-War era weapons program<p>On March 4th, former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in Salisbury, England. They were the victims of an apparent poisoning. The poison …

North Korea

She took her daughter to see Michelle Obama’s portrait. Now they need a publicist.

Jessica Curry is still processing. The mom of two, whose daughter Parker became an online sensation after a photo of the toddler — awestruck by Michelle Obama’s portrait — went very, very viral, has spent the past two weeks juggling juice boxes and giant expectations.<p>“When I go into my phone and I …

Los Angeles

To Catch a Predator

Early in the evening of March 27, 2015, a young Italian model named Ambra Battilana walked into the NYPD’s 9th Precinct house, a few blocks from …


America's Binge-Drinking Problem Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Many of us enjoy the odd glass of wine or beer, but every once in a while we like to throw down and get completely wasted. But for many Americans, …


How Did Astronaut DNA Become 'Fake News'?

For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.<p>“After year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has same DNA as identical twin,” the headline of a story on the <i>Today Show</i>’s website, published Thursday, declared. Seven percent of his DNA, the story says, …


Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 12, 2018)

The Trump administration imposed sanctions this week on Russian government hackers and spy agencies for ongoing cyber attacks against the United States energy grid and power plants, as well as for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Trump’s political and business ties to Russia were the …

Donald Trump

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Salaries & Wages

Ava DuVernay wants girls to know they’re enough

<i>This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.</i><p>Director Ava DuVernay’s “A …

Ava DuVernay

The 13 Biggest Fall 2018 Fashion Trends, From '80s Mania to Exaggerated Fringe

After four cities, countless runway shows, and a healthy dose of Kaia Gerber, the Fall 2018 runway season has come to a close. And with that, it's time to reflect on the themes and trends that emerged, both within the fashion industry and the cultural stratosphere in general.<p>In the wake of Time's …

Oscar de la Renta

Vladimir Putin’s politics of eternity

Since consolidating his power in rigged elections at the start of the decade, the Russian leader has pioneered a politics of fictional threats and invented enemies. By Timothy Snyder<p>Americans and Europeans have been guided through our new century by what I will call <i>the politics of inevitability</i> – a …


‘Lean In’: Five Years Later

When Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” — a 228-page manifesto on what women need to do to triumph in the male-dominated workplace — was published five years ago this month, it became a cultural phenomenon.<p>It rode the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year, …

Sheryl Sandberg

Why do dieters succeed or fail? The answers have little to do with food.

We asked participants in a big diet study about being on a low-fat or low-carb diet. Their responses surprised us.<p>As a longtime health reporter, I see new diet studies just about every week, and I’ve noticed a few patterns emerge from the data. In even the most rigorous scientific experiments, …


Inside the Beautiful Home Tour of Actress Abigail Spencer

Home Tours

It’s Tax Time: What to Remember

Tax season officially opens next week, so it’s time to get your documents organized if you haven’t already.<p>The Internal Revenue Service will officially begin accepting individual returns on Monday. You can file earlier, however, if you’re ready and have all the necessary forms, like the W-2 income …

Personal Finance

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p>Below, Sheena tells us more about the couple's DIY renovation story and sheds a light on what it's like living and working on the road. Keep scrolling for the remarkable "before" and "after"</b> …

North Carolina

7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Kentucky Derby Hat

Milliners say that a few die-hard Derbygoers will start planning their outfits just days after the previous Kentucky Derby. Others send the designer …

Churchill Downs

6 beloved Toys 'R' Us traditions and memories that we'll really miss

Geoffrey the Giraffe<p>Come on. Was there ever a weirder, more beloved brand mascot? I'm not sure who thought a giraffe would be good at selling toys, …


Pictures of the Week 3.15.18


Why is there a war in Syria?

<b>What began as a peaceful uprising against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad six years ago became a full-scale civil war that has left more than 300,000 people dead, devastated the country and drawn in global powers.</b><p>How did the war begin?<p>Long before the conflict began, many Syrians complained about …

Middle East

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …


Algorithmic wilderness

Robo-bees and drone-seeded forests: can technology mend our broken relationship with the natural world?<i>By Henry Mance</i>Read at Aeon

Great Barrier Reef

What It's Like to Die Online - Chronically Sick Women Document Their Illness on YouTube

“I have tried filming this video so many times, but I just don’t know what to say.”<p>Fifteen-year-old Sophia Gall has cancer, but from her hairless head and the title of the video, “My Cancer Is Worse Than Ever,” we already knew that. The problem is that there’s nothing left that can be done. Gall …

New York City

The Birth of Steph

Before we go any further, watch this:<p>I encourage you to watch it at full speed; I encourage you to watch it in slow motion. The reason this clip is …


This Is What Record-Low Unemployment Looks Like in America

What will happen when the U.S. unemployment rate falls below 4 percent, which is expected to occur by this summer? One way to tell is to look at …

Des Moines

The 25 Best Productivity Apps For 2018

From wrangling words to shooting photos, these productivity powerhouses will help you get more done in less time.<p>Sometimes the best way to escape from a productive rut is to switch up your tools. Whether it’s a simple word processor, a smarter to-do list, or a more efficient way to transcribe …